Tortilla Skillet Dinner
Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 packet taco seasoning mix (preferably low-sodium) (see Tip)
6 burrito-size flour tortillas
2 cups fresh tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup shredded light cheddar cheese
1/2 cup salsa
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1. Heat a large skillet over high heat until hot. Add ground meat, garlic, and taco seasoning. Cook until meat is browned, breaking it into small pieces with the side of a spoon and mixing everything together.
2. While meat is browning, slice tortillas into 1-inch squares using a pizza cutter or scissors.
3. Add tomatoes, salsa, and cut-up tortillas to skillet and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. If it seems dry, you can add a little water. Once this is heated through, sprinkle cheese over top and cover for a few minutes. Once cheese is melted, it is ready to serve.
4. Sprinkle with chopped green pepper for a little color and crunch.
Tips & Tricks
Tip: Homemade taco seasoning is usually equal amounts of cumin, chili powder and coriander. This helps keep sodium level lower.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 294; fat 11.5g (sat 4.6g, mono 4.5g, poly 0.5g); iron 3mg; cholesterol 54mg; calcium 123mg; carbohydrate 23g; sodium 760mg; protein 21g; fiber 2.4g